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2013 e-Hotline January 17, 2013  
Volume 13, Number 3  
T O P   S T O R Y
U.S. Sport Aviation Expo Takes Off
The ninth annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo is underway at the Sebring, Florida, airport with high temperatures forecasted in the upper 70s throughout the four-day event ending Sunday, January 20. More than 80 light-sport display aircraft are expected along with 80 indoor exhibitors representing engines, avionics, accessories, and aviation services. Read more >>
U.S. Sport Aviation Expo

Panel Discusses Warbird Recoveries
Chicago's Pritzker Military Library recently hosted a panel discussion about the location and recovery of warbirds from Lake Michigan that had crashed during carrier training operations during World War II. Moderator Bob Rasmussen, director of the National Naval Aviation Museum, was joined by Taras Lyssenko, general manager, A&T Recovery; Capt. Ed Ellis, secretary of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation; and Bill Marquardt, president of Glenview Hangar One Foundation. An edited 30-minute version of this program, including actual footage of the recent recovery of a Grumman FM-2 Wildcat, will air on Chicago PBS station WTTW on February 24, but the Pritzker website has posted the full 90-minute program online. Watch video >>
Warbird Recoveries

Timeless Voices – Cary Salter, P-51 pilot during World War II

Hints for Homebuilders - Disassembling a Bing 54 Carburetor

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Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Battery Problems
Boeing had fair warning that there could be problems with lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, but went ahead and used them in its 787 Dreamliner. Now the fleet is grounded because at least one Li-ion battery has caught fire. The warning came from Cessna and its CJ4 business jet. The CJ4, which is the biggest, fastest, and longest-range member of the Citation CJ family of light business jets, was the first to use a Li-ion battery as the main ships battery when the airplane entered service in 2010.
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EAA 60th Anniversary Be a Part of EAA's 60th Anniversary Celebration
With more than 175,000 members in 100-plus countries, there's hardly a nation on Earth where you can't find the flying, fun, and fellowship of EAA. To celebrate EAA's 60th anniversary week January 19-26, we'd like to see your photos wherever you might have your airplane or are wearing your EAA shirt, hat, or other garb. Snap a quick photo and submit it to EAA's Facebook page, the EAA Forums, or to eaaforums@eaa.org. "Where in the World Is EAA?" is just one of many celebratory events kicking off EAA's historical anniversary week.

Skiplane Fly-In Lack of Snow Prevents Skiplanes From Landing
At EAA's annual Skiplane Fly-In this weekend, aviation enthusiasts were priming to celebrate three events: the unique flight segment of skiplane flying, kicking off the 60th anniversary of the first-ever meeting of the Experimental Aircraft Association (January 26, 1953), and the January 24 birthday of EAA matriarch Audrey Poberezny. Oh well, two out of three ain't bad ... Read more >>

Dynon SkyView EFIS Donated Dynon SkyView EFIS to Anchor SteinAir Panel for EAA Zenith Project
The EAA Staff Zenith CH 750 project received some great news this week from Dynon Avionics and SteinAir. Dynon President Robert Hamilton announced the company will donate a Dynon SkyView EFIS panel system to the project, with options as needed to meet the E-LSA equipment list as approved by the Zenith Aircraft factory. Read more >>

Team Aerodynamix Team AeroDynamix Returning to AirVenture
Team AeroDynamix, which made a spectacular EAA AirVenture Oshkosh debut in 2012, will be returning this year as a featured act in the event's afternoon and night air shows. Read more >>

Corsair Warbird Heritage Foundation to Restore Acquired Corsair
The Warbird Heritage Foundation, of Waukegan, Illinois, announced this week it had acquired the Goodyear FG-1D Corsair, BuNo. 92050, and plans a full airworthy restoration to original configuration. Read more >>

Eileen Bjorkman Arnold Ebneter's Daughter Telling Story of His World Record Pursuit
Eileen Bjorkman, EAA 435061, is blogging her way to a book about her father, Arnold Ebneter, and his 50-year quest to design, build, and fly a world-record-setting airplane: the E-1. The blog and website, titled The Propeller Under the Bed, recount Arnold's lifelong involvement with aviation, beginning in rural Wisconsin and ending with his most recent world record in 2012 for airplane fuel efficiency. Read more >>

Glen A Smith Special Scholarship Fund Created to Honor Glenn Smith
Glenn A. Smith was a passionate aviator who, like most of us, enjoyed nothing more than empowering the dreams of others, dreams of flight that no doubt would change their lives. He was tragically killed last summer while performing at an air show in Iowa. The friends of Glenn A. Smith have come together to remember and celebrate his life by building a scholarship fund within the EAA Foundation. Read more >>

FCC Seeks More Comments on 121.5 MHz ELTs
The Federal Communications Commission is reopening a prior ruling on 121.5 MHz emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) to generate additional comments on the their appropriate treatment under Part 87 FCC Regulations. Read more >>

2013 SportAir Workshops Discover and Learn:
2013 EAA SportAir Workshops Schedule Announced

Building or restoring isn't daunting as long as you have the basic skills and confidence to do it right. That's where EAA's SportAir Workshops are perfect: Master instructors help you discover your own abilities in a variety of aviation skills from welding to fabric covering. Even if you're just exploring what's involved in building your own airplane, SportAir Workshops have a session for you. With locations throughout the country in 2013, there's a site and session that fits your dream. They kick off in Oshkosh next weekend, and only a few spots remain! View the 2013 schedule >>

EAA Redesigns ChapterGram Based on Reader Feedback
Last month, EAA received more than 450 responses to a survey of EAA ChapterGram subscribers asking readers what they want in the organization's monthly chapters e-newsletter. Earlier this week, ChapterGram subscribers saw the results of that survey in the form of a new and improved newsletter, featuring expanded editorial coverage of chapters and a new look and format. If you'd like to get ChapterGram delivered to your inbox each month, subscribe here.

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Industry News & Innovations
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Cirrus Increases Useful Load for New SR22/SR22T
Going for Instrument Rating? Sporty's Has an App for That
New ASA Flight Instructor Oral Exam Guide Includes Updated PTS
Nomination Deadline Nears for Lightspeed Aviation Foundation Grants
Able Flight Reports 2012 as Best Year Ever
EAA Store
EAA DVD's Build Your Hangar Library With These Aviation Gems
Not every winter day is great for flying, so let your imagination soar instead with these volumes, the top five books of 2012. Relive the flying adventures of Jimmy Doolittle, Bob Hoover, Jimmy Stewart, and those who piloted B-17s and space capsules. The legends and luminaries of our aviation history are worth discovering all over again!

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EAA Forums
A place to learn, share, and chat with other members.
Poll: AirVenture 2013 Innovations Gallery
DC-3 Farewell Flight?
Safety Wiring Worm Clamps
Teachers Building Airplanes
Taxi and Landing Light Focal Points?
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Desktop Wallpaper
EAA Desktop Calendar January 2013: U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet
AirVenture Today photographer Tyson V. Rininger captured the supersonic U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet dazzling thousands during its demonstration at EAA AirVenture 2012. Get wallpaper >>
Upcoming Programs
Bulletin: Only limited openings left in Oshkosh for January 26-27
The opening session is just a week away at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh. Come join us on EAA's 60th anniversary weekend at the home of sport aviation. EAA Chairman Jack Pelton will be speaking at lunch on Saturday, January 26, and EAA's hometown Chapter 252 holds its annual banquet in the EAA AirVenture Museum on Saturday evening. Here's what still open, but hurry, sign up today!

• LSA Repairman Certificate

7 openings

• Sheet Metal Basics

5 openings

• Composite Construction

4 openings

• Fabric Covering

1 opening

• What Involved in Kit Building

Limited openings

Next stop: Chesapeake, Virginia; February 9-10. View complete schedule >>

Register online or call 800-967-5746.
Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

AirVenture Museum Events
February 7: Lecture Series - Lady Be Good - Features one of the most intriguing aeronautical mysteries of the 20th century, the disappearance of the B-24 bomber Lady Be Good and her crew. Learn more >>

March 2-3: Family Flightfest- An event for youth that includes a variety of aviation-related activities that will educate and spark their curiosity in flight. Learn more >>

March 9: Hops & Props - A food and beverage-tasting event where you'll sample over 250 extraordinary beverages provided by micro-breweries and distributors from across the world. Learn more >>

Webinars: Free to all aviation enthusiasts
Jan 23: VW Engine Assembly Tips: Features tips not found in the assembly manuals that will help you assemble a great VW engine for your homebuilt aircraft.

Jan 31: Flight Testing Homebuilts - Expanding the Envelope: Discusses flight test cards starting with flight test number 10.

View all Webinars.
Webinars begin at 7 p.m. Central unless noted. Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Flying with the iPad Update, Apps, Accessories, Tips and Tricks

Chapter Chat - Chapter Video Magazine

EAA 2013 Sweepstakes
2013 EAA Sweepstakes Win a Fully Restored Stearman Model 75!
EAA's iconic Stearman prize plane, once owned by Curtis Pitts, has a long list of features, starting with the 300-hp Jacobs R755 A2M engine, 24-volt electric system, and dual basic instrumentation.

Members who renew their membership receive 50 entries. Members who sign up for automatic renewal (AutoPilot) receive 100 entries, while those who join as Lifetime Members receive 250. Entry coupons are also available and will be included in select issues of EAA Sport Aviation. You may also make a donation with your entry, which supports EAA programs that educate and empowers people to take the next step in aviation. Read more >>

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